Coming downstairs in the early morning darkness, I ambled to the sink to prepare my coffee. My eyes suddenly are grabbed by a bright round light staring at me through the window. A smile blooms on my face as His voice whispers ‘good morning’. How sweet and gentle is my God. He knew I was battling this morning, and made sure I knew He was with me.
The moon is the light in the night. It reflects the sun. Jesus is the light and I the moon. Jesus, You asked me back in the garden if I was willing to go into the encroaching darkness and take Your light. You said You would be with me:
[Blog from 3/9/14 As we reach the next stopping place, I see it is a ledge wide enough to sit down and lean against the rock wall, and rest.
We are high up; Jesus looks at me sadly and speaks, “Look and see”. It is quite a disturbing vista, for beyond the garden a darkness is creeping steadily over the land. Then Jesus asked, “Will you live out there in the darkness and carry my light of truth?” Hesitantly, I ask, “Will You go with me?” He smiles and says, “I am always with You!”
Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV)
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed,
for I am your God. I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you
with My righteous right hand.’
Looks like I’m entering the darkness, and indeed You are with me, Jesus. I am greatly tempted toward resentment and coldness in my heart this morning. The enemy is trying to use all my prior insecurities against me; help me Jesus to have Your strength to fight this battle. Thank You for Ephesians 6 with its covering of battle gear.
Ephesians 6:13-17 (AMP)
13 Therefore put on God’s complete armor,
that you may be able to resist and stand your ground
on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].
14 Stand therefore [hold your ground],
having tightened the belt of truth around your loins
and having put on the breastplate of integrity
and of moral rectitude and right standing with God,
15 And having shod your feet in preparation
[to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability,
the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news]
of the Gospel of peace.
16 Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith,
upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles
of the wicked [one].
17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword
that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God.
Lord God, as I walk through each day, let me be the moon that reflects the Son’s light. . . a big full round moon that boldly shines in the darkness. Fill my heart with Your love and my mouth with the words of salvation. Holy Spirit lead me to souls ready to be warmed by Your Word as I clothe myself in Your armor. The battle today has been won with Your love flowing and wisdom joining.
Are you feeling more and greater temptations toward a coldness of heart in these last days?